Landslides

Solomons landslide: 4 confirmed dead, 3 missing

The slide occurred on Thursday at on the remote coast.

Office director Loti Yates said it came as a severe low hit the region, causing heavy downpours and extensive flooding.

Bridges, roads and villages had been washed away.

"There are communities that have lost homes and properties and the NDMO has been working with the Red Cross and other NGOs to access non-food items, such as shelter kits, garden, kitchen and hygiene kits to be delivered."

     

Heavy rain as tropical low moves through Solomons

RNZ reports a tropical low is about 600 kilometres west-southwest of Rennell, and is moving southeast.

A heavy rain warning is in force for all provinces.

The meteorological service says people in low lying areas by rivers and streams should prepare for possible flooding and landslides.

Disaster officials say there are no confirmed fatalities after landslides in the capital, Honiara.

 

 

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VIDEO: Landslides bury villages, kill at least 20

Nepal's National Emergency Operation Center said the landslide was triggered by heavy rainfall in the village at Lumle, about 200 kilometres (125 miles) west of Kathmandu, where rescuers have pulled out 14 bodies.

Continuing rain was hampering the rescue.

The highway linking the village with Pokhara, the main city in the region, was blocked at several places, delaying rescuers.